UMaine lobster study cited in BDN article on Sen. Collins, climate change

Research from the University of Maine was cited in the Bangor Daily News article, “Susan Collins: Ignoring climate change is ‘simply not a solution.’” The Gulf of Maine is warming faster than 99 percent of the world’s bodies of saltwater, and that warming trend could mean smaller catches as lobsters move into deeper and colder waters, according to the article. A recent study by UMaine’s Darling Marine Center and Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences found that baby lobsters may not be able to survive if temperatures in the Gulf rise by an expected 5 degrees Fahrenheit, the article states.